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Plyo Pushups

A Pushups Variation done using a Medicine Ball

Welcome to our Plyo Pushups Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do this medicine ball exercise using the correct technique. Below you'll find a free instructional video with tips on how to get the most out of this and other Weight Training Exercises so you can immediately add to your next Chest Workout, Fat Loss Workout, and other Weight Training Programs.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Plyo Pushups
Main Muscle:Chest
Secondary Muscle(s):Core, Deltoids, Triceps, Upper Back
Exercise Type:Compound, Push
Equipment Required:Medicine Ball

Exercise Description and Instruction:

Pushups are a compound, Body Weight Exercise that work your upper body and core. This variation of pushups is even more beneficial in Fat Loss Workouts because it uses a medicine ball, which forces you to engage your core muscles to keep balance.  Exercise Ball Pushups and Biased Pushups also work your core muscles.  

To Perform this Exercise:


  1. Keep your back straight throughout the exercise.

  2. The width of your hand base determines where the emphasis is placed. A wider hand base focuses more on the outer portion of the chest whereas a close base focuses more on the triceps. See Tricep Pushups and Wide Chest Pushups.

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